bladder cancer

Playing hooky from chemo

Super short update today, I was supposed to have been in yesterday ( Friday ) for my chemo top up on day 8, but it turns out I’ve developed a lovely infection over the last few days. They are pretty strict on these things with instructions to call them with anything more than a runny nose ( pretty much lol ) so we called them up early Friday and was asked to head in early to be checked out. A quick test later and Dr Belvedere decided it wasn’t worth going ahead this time and stuck me on a course…

Freya

Cycle 1 Day 8 – Smooth Sailing

It’s come round fast for my second bout of chemo, the first batch went smoothly enough and I haven’t really had to much in the way of bad side effects. The worst one probably feeling nauseous which was quickly sorted with a tablet. Other than that i’ve had a tennis ball size swollen lump appear at the top of my leg, thankfully pain free, slightly squishy to press lol and it disappeared after a few days. I’ve had pins n needles which made for a funny moment when I was desperate for the loo and couldn’t get the top button…

medical trial

The Chemo Day

It finally came around, around a full month has passed since first diagnosed and I made it in for cycle one day one of my medical trial. Nervous? No, surprisingly not. It’s not like I was going in for major surgery or anything, very little could actually go wrong and in the event of any bad reaction I would be surrounded by specialist nurses to get me sorted out. Kari was nervous though, enough for the both of us! Advised to take an overnight bag ( just in case ) and a picnic for lunch we rolled up just before…

Life

The awkward one…

It was bound to happen… I setup a blog with the intention of sharing everything that I was going through. Fully intent on doing that also, and then something happens I don’t particularly want to share. I’m going to, that’s the point of the blog to share what I’m going through mainly so it may help other people going through the same – embarrassing as it may be. Telling my wife about this one was tough enough, though for reasons you’ll find out later was completely unavoidable, so to come out with this one publicly definitely isn’t easy. I’m almost…

Update on treatment – video

This first video is a update on my treatment plan, then if you scroll down there is another video explaining immunotherapy I came across last night which I thought was really clear and helpful so worth sharing 🙂 Immunotherapy explained Crowd funding link is below though again I’d encourage you to donate to the Macmillan fund raiser instead. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/familymemories?utm_id=1&utm_term=J7dRGpM8m